This online program is designed to prepare previously certified teachers to obtain New Jersey certification as an Associate Library Media Specialist. The program requires the completion of 24 credits of specifically approved courses as listed below, one of which includes 150 hours of supervised field experience in a school library media center. The program is managed and taught by school library professionals and focuses on developing the school library media specialist as a teacher, instructional partner, informational specialist and program administrator in grades preschool through 12. Principles of knowledge, understanding and application are addressed in every course and are accessed by professional application projects, field experiences, and case studies. This certificate program is for candidates who have a NJ instructional certificate.
View Requirements and Course Descriptions: Associate School Library Media Specialist - Alternate Route, CERT
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470